Trump Jr invents ‘privilege’ excuse to duck Russia questions – This is whacky and I’m surprised the committee accepted this.
TRUMP JR. INVENTS PRIVILEGE – This is whacky and I’m surprised the committee accepted this. In case you’re confused, solicitor/client privilege is one of confidentiality between a client and a lawyer in consideration of litigation. The privilege is that of the client and can be asserted only by the lawyer upon the instruction of the client. If a third party is present for the discussion, the confidentiality is breached and the privilege does not exist. There is NO privilege just because a lawyer happened to be present.
Donald Trump Jr. claimed in testimony to the House Intelligence Committee that he couldn’t answer questions about what he talked about with his father because of attorney client privilege. What?
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